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A presidential decree has been issued forming the National Committee to prepare for the festive of Jerusalem as Arab cultural capital for 2009
Mr.President, Mahmoud Abbas issued a presidential decree establishing the National Committee to prepare for the festival of Jerusalem as the Capital of Arab Culture 2009.
The committee is headed by Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, and its membership includes political, cultural , media, social and academic figures.
The committee would have the capacity for preparation, management and supervision of the festival, and communication with the various Arab and international bodies aimed at mobilizing the necessary support for the celebrations, in addition to coordinating with all committees, to be formed in the neighbouring Arab countries to prepare for the celebrations.